Tuesday, 23 July 2019                

Club Tournaments - current

Capablanca Blitz (Youth/Junior) has concluded.

The Frost (Senior) has commenced.


Next Senior Club Tournament

 

The Frost Winter Warmer

18 July to 15 August

The tournament has 2 sections. An OPEN section with a 60m/30s time control and ACF rated, and an Under 800 section with a 30m/30s time control.

Details for both sections:

  • Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.
  • Round 1, 18th July: 7:40 pm sign in, round starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm.
  • Forfeit time: 30 min
  • Byes: One half-point bye allowed in the first three rounds only
  • Arbiters: Kyle Gibson (IA) & Ian Birchall
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, otherwise $25

U800 section:

If you are a non-member who is considering entering this section, please contact the organiser prior to the day for further details.

  • Restriction:  Unrated or Under 800 rated players only
  • Time Control: 30min + 30s/move, games finish by 9:30pm
  • Internal Club Rated
  • Entry Fee: $5 members & parents of members, $20 otherwise.

 For further information, you can:

  • email the Secretary:  

 

  

Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:

GOLD SPONSOR
Bendigo Bank
Mooroolbark

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

GOLD SPONSOR
LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker
Mooroolbark

 

COACHING SPONSOR
Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

 EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
Chess Victoria

VENUE SUPPORT
Swinburne University


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list

 

 

Latest News
St Bridget's Cup - Event 3 - 7th July

 

Sunday 7th July in Nth Balwyn - 7 round allegro (15min) organised by one of our sponsors Northern Star Chess. Great event for individuals and families. See Results here.


 

 
Vic Junior Championships - 3 July

 

Congratulations to Gavyn Sanusi-Goh on finishing equal top on points (5.5) and 2nd place on tie-break in the Open U12 section. Chengyun (4.5) and Tiger (4.0) were not far off the pace.


 

 
Capablanca Blitz - 27 June

 

Youth:      1st Jayden Zhang,       =2nd Felix Chen, Lucas Cheong               


Junior A:   1st Kingsley Wang,     2nd Joshua McAliece,      3rd Stefan Lee


Junior B:    1st Lachlan Zhang,      2nd Jaylen He,       3rd Michael Pan

 

Full Results


 
President's Cup Results - 21 June

 

President wins President's Cup!                                                                    

 

Open:       1st    Kyle Gibson 6.5/7

               2nd   Ian Birchall  5.5

               3rd   Garry Lycett  5

 

U800:    1st   Lucas Cheong    5.5/7

            2nd  Timothy Brown    4  (on tiebreak)

            3rd   Abtin Bekloo   4

 

Full results.


 

 
Autumn Allegro Results - 7 June

 

Place-getters in each group:                                                                              

Youth

   1st  Jayden Zhang,    2nd   Felix Chan,     3rd   Patrick Hoang

 

Junior A

    1st  Stefan Lee,       2nd   Emily Wu,      3rd   Analia Luscombe

 

Junior B

    1st  Lachlan Zhang,   2nd   Samuel Gu     3rd    Jaylen He

 

Full results are here.


 

 
New ACF Ratings - June

      

The latest ACF Ratings are here.                                                                          

Most improved members:

   
   Jayden Zhang

   Tiger Zhao

   Jean Watson


 

 
Croydon Junior Open - 11 Apr

                                                                                                             

 19 players participated in this holiday tournament.

 Congratulations to the following on their success:

 

   =1st   Jayden Zhang & Stefan Lee

     3rd   Julian O'Brien


   Top U8:  Michael Pan & Kingsley Wang

   Top U7:  Vallen Zhang & Ken Lin

   Encouragement:  Hazel Lam

   Puzzles: Josh McAliece & Dhruva Sarvepalli

 

See the final cross table here.                                              


 
End of Announcements

                                                                                                                        

 
Next two club nights

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Jul 25   Coaching & Casual games

     Aug 01  Coaching & Casual games

                                     

Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Jul 25   Coaching & Casual games

     Aug 01  Coaching & Casual games


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Jul 25   The Frost R2/5

     Aug 01   The Frost R3/5

 

See the 2019 Calendar

  

What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers an enjoyable, family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

  • We meet on Thursday nights during school terms. Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Youth: 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Seniors: 7:30pm onwards.
  • We have a tiered coaching program for our junior & youth players and coaching nights for our senior players.
  • We run regular tournaments from fun Blitz events to strong ACF rated Open events.

For more information about our club and how to become a member please see our "Membership" page

  

Addresses

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth

Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

 CG Building

Swinburne University
  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC

   See Campus Map

 


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club
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Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.


Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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